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Date: June 04, 2012
Contact: Jim Meisner Jr., DCR Public Relations Specialist, (804) 786-8442,

Celebration of Summer Festival at Claytor Lake State Park June 9

(RICHMOND, VA) - Claytor Lake State Park's 15th annual Celebration of Summer Festival will be held Saturday, June 9. There will be a full day of activities with beach music, arts, crafts, food vendors and much more.

 The Wohlfahrt Haus Dinner Theatre will perform songs from the Broadway musical Oklahoma at 11:30 a.m. Other entertainment includes the Uptown Trio and the Part Time Party Time Band. Southern Nights will perform beginning at 7:30 p.m. and continuing until after the fireworks. Fireworks by Grucci will be at dusk.

 The award-winning Virginia State Parks are managed by the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation.

 The day's events begin at 7 a.m. with the Everett Lee Yearout, Jr. Adult/Youth Fishing Tournament and Essay Contest. Trophies and awards will be presented in the afternoon.

 Other activities throughout the day include the Old Dominion Historical Fire Society's Antique Fire Truck Drive-in, the annual car show, children's activities, and remote airplanes performing tricks and stunts. Virginia wineries Attimo Winery, Christiansburg, Virginia Mountain Vineyard, Fincastle, Homeplace Vineyard, Chatham, and Stanburn Winery, Patrick Springs, will offer wine tastings.

 Other exhibitors include Pulaski Fresh Farm to Table and the Claytor Lake Sailing Association as well as the Coast Guard Auxiliary demonstrating helicopter landings and search and rescue techniques.

 The celebration is sponsored by Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation, The Fine Arts Center for the New River Valley, and the Claytor Lake Festival Committee.

 The parking fee is $10 per car or $5 with five cans of food.

 For additional details contact the Fine Arts Center of the New River Valley at 540-980-7363 or visit

 For general park information contact the park office at 540-643-2500 or e-mail Claytor Lake State Park at

 Claytor Lake State Park is located at 6620 Ben H. Bolen Drive, Dublin, Va. 24084.

 For more information about Virginia State Parks activities and amenities or to make reservations in one of the more than 1,800 campsites or 300 climate-controlled cabins, call the Virginia State Parks Reservation Center at 800-933-PARK or visit

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